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This text offers the first truly integrative presentation of the field of social psychology. Kenrick, Neuberg, and Cialdini employ two central themes to accomplish this big-picture, integrated view of social psychology: (1) Social behaviour is goal-directed; (2) Social behaviour is the result of interactions between the person and the situation.*Each chapter follows the sa ...more
Hardcover, 648 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Prentice Hall (first published December 21st 1998)
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I read this book for an independent study course. As my only source of information, this book rocked and gave great examples and references. Way to go, Douglas T. Kenrick and Co!
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Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University. His research and writing integrate three scientific syntheses of the last few decades: evolutionary psychology, cognitive science, and dynamical systems theory. He is author of over 170 scientific articles, books, and book chapters, the majority applying evolutionary ideas to human cognition and behavior.

His father and brother both spent several
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